Triple Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

Why bake up just plain old Banana Bread when you can make this Triple Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe instead? Rich, chocolate-y and moist, this one is going into the record books as BEST BANANA BREAD EVER! Yeah, I said it.

Triple Chocolate Banana Bread sliced on a marble platter. TheSuburbansoapbox.com

I’m sitting here wondering why, exactly, I came back from San Francisco the other day….besides the fact that I have a home here in Philly….a family to drive me crazy….dishes that were piled high in the sink when I got back….and a snow storm looming on the horizon. Like in just a few hours, really. Wait….why did I come back? Well, I love my family and they were here but this snow garbage is for the birds. I’m so ready for spring…warm weather, fresh cut grass, flowers peeking their buds up through the stale, dusty mulch. Who’s with me? But in the meantime….since winter has decided to stay a bit longer….let’s bake. This Triple Chocolate Banana Bread recipe is just the thing you need to help you survive this silliness.

Triple Chocolate Banana Bread sliced on a marble platter. TheSuburbansoapbox.com

I bake Banana Bread at least three times a month….some may say to buy less bananas but there’s something comforting about seeing a couple bananas that are beyond freckled knowing I can whip up something sweet and easy in about an hour. If you’ve never made banana bread before….I don’t even know who you are. It seems to be a staple for everyone I know….because bananas tend to go from green to brown in a blink of an eye. And if you’re trying not to waste your food…banana bread is the perfect way to put them to good use. But one can get tired of the same old recipe so that’s why I’ve come up with several banana bread recipes to help you out like this Triple Chocolate Banana Bread…..it’s a great way to get your chocolate fix AND to use up those bananas.

Triple Chocolate Banana Bread sliced on a marble platter. TheSuburbansoapbox.com

Triple Chocolate Banana Bread couldn’t be easier to make either…..simply whip up the batter in the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a big bowl with your hand mixer) and pour into a loaf pan. Bake for an hour and voila….you have chocolate goodness with a hint of banana.

Triple Chocolate Banana Bread sliced on a marble platter. TheSuburbansoapbox.com

To make my Triple Chocolate Banana Bread extra chocolate-y and over the top addicting, I mixed cocoa powder right into the batter, then folded in both semi-sweet AND dark chocolate chips. There it is…triple chocolate. The chocolate chips get all melted into the bread…some of them hang tough for an extra sweet treat when you bite into it. I’ve made so many killer banana bread recipes like this Pina Colada Banana Bread with a coconut glaze and THIS one that I decided was the perfect way to marry banana and Zucchini together for a match made in heaven. All of them were started from the very BEST Banana Bread recipe but now….this Triple Chocolate number is the BEST that there is. For now. Until I have another batch of bananas that have suffered from neglect. But they always end up for the better.

Triple Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 
The BEST way to use up your overripe bananas, this Triple Chocolate Banana Bread recipe is rich and ultra chocolatey with a tender, moist crumb.
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate banana bread
Servings: 12
Calories: 310 kcal
Author: The Suburban Soapbox
Ingredients
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 2/3 cups mashed ripe banana about 3 bananas
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup plain fat free Greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour  
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the sugar and butter beating at medium speed until fluffy. On low-speed, add the banana, milk, greek yogurt and eggs mixing until combined.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, instant espresso powder, baking soda and salt. Keeping the mixer on low-speed and slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Beat just until blended. 
  4. Pour the batter into a 9×5 inch metal loaf pan coated with cooking spray and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes on a wire rack.  Remove from pan and cool on rack.
Recipe Notes

Banana Bread can be made up to 3 days in advance and stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

To freeze: Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and then wrap again with foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw completely before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Triple Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 246mg 10%
Potassium 298mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 50g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 26g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 3.7%
Vitamin C 3.3%
Calcium 5.3%
Iron 12.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

One comment on “Triple Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe”

  1. This looks amazingly mouthwatering, a must make.

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